New York, August 3, 2010 – GSO Capital Partners LP, the credit arm of The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX), today announced that John Cashwell and Eric Storch have joined GSO as Managing Directors and Co-Heads of Institutional Marketing for GSO’s Customized Credit Strategies Group. They will lead an effort to expand GSO’s already large presence in long-only credit products for institutional investors through both commingled funds and separately managed accounts. Mr Cashwell and Mr Storch join from Seix Investment Advisers.
Commenting on the appointments, Bennett Goodman, Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder of GSO, said: “We welcome John and Eric to our platform. They will help us deliver investment solutions that meet our clients’ needs.”
About GSO Capital Partners
GSO Capital Partners, with approximately $29 billion of assets under management, is one of the largest credit-oriented asset managers in the world and a major participant in the leveraged finance marketplace. GSO Capital Partners seeks to generate superior risk-adjusted returns in its credit business by investing in a broad array of public and private instruments across multiple investment strategies. Key areas of focus include mezzanine investments, distressed situations, credit hedge funds, leveraged loans and other special situation strategies.
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